Screening of “Listen” at Camden Hills March 22
Independent feature film about today’s youth —
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:16 PM
Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport will host a free screening of the film “Listen” on Wednesday, March 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Strom Auditorium.
“Listen” is the centerpiece of “It Only Takes a Moment,” an “eye-opening” program about a mental health crisis now affecting thousands of youth. The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Ehram Christopher on issues such as cyber-bullying, racism, violence, abuse, isolation and suicide. Teens and adults are invited to join in the conversation and share their experiences.
Christopher says, “I’ve spent the last 16 years of my life working to give youth an authentic voice and now I hope others will listen to what I have heard. We need to look beyond social, economical and ethnic differences and recognize how often we all feel disconnected and alone.”
According to the film’s producer Brooke Dooley, “Our goal for this film is to spark empathy, self-reflection and conversation in an authentic, relevant way.… We have to re-shift our focus and start learning to listen, or else we will continue to suffer through preventable tragedies.”